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The Black Lion

The Green, Long Melford, Babergh District CO10 9DN, England
+44 1787 312356
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (6 reviews)
“cheeseboard” (2 reviews)
“beef” (5 reviews)
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British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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The Green, Long Melford, Babergh District CO10 9DN, England
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Reviews (158)
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1 - 10 of 158 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

The waiting staff were friendly and made us feel welcome. The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere. Unfortunately we waited too long for each course and also had to remind them of our drinks order. We went in on a saturday night, based on the...More

Thank M E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I dine several times a year at the Black Lion and continually have a fabulous meal. On Sunday I went with a few friends for my birthday lunch to be greeted by the newly decorated building. But also even better food and service than ever...More

Thank pearle2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having seen all the renovations I was very pleased when hubby booked a surprise night out to celebrate our anniversary. First off it was a really busy night as it was Fireworks display so lucky to get a table. We arrived early and went to...More

Thank Leppy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited last Sunday and the first impressions were very good,nice decor and welcoming staff. We were shown to table quickly and our orders taken promptly. Bread was brought to table which is always a nice touch. However we then had 45 minutes for our...More

Thank Hobnob933
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked from Lavenham to long Melford and had an outstanding Sunday lunch at the newly refurbished black lion. Everything about the experience was top notch. We were warmly greeted on arrival which set the scene for impeccable service throughout our meal....friendly, knowledgeable and attentive leaving...More

3  Thank jboy125
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The opening weekend following a 3 month refurb and change of ownership was a complete success! Congratulations to all involved! The new style and vibe cannot be anymore different from the old guard. Gone the stale, "ye olde world" atmosphere; replaced with vibrant colours and...More

1  Thank Rob A
ChestnutGroup, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Rob A, Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so glad that we have impressed you on so many levels. We are absolutely delighted to hear such lovely comments about all aspect of the business. I will pass on all your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today for lunch as a family (two adults, 6yr old, 4yr old and baby) and had a very nice lunch in the refurbished 'restaurant with rooms'. The food was very good and showed no signs of being prepared in a 'new' kitchen. Service...More

1  Thank Jimbob72
ChestnutGroup, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jimbob72, Thanks for the lovely review. We are so glad you visited us for our opening weekend. We are delighted to hear you and your family enjoyed your lunch with us! I will pass on your kind words to our team! We look forward...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The recently refurbished Black Lion sports a fantastic Sunday roast menu. Superb surroundings invite you to relax and soak up the atmosphere with a gin and tonic or a lovely glass of red in the sitting room. Superb village bar for the locals, dining rooms...More

1  Thank Charlottecordall
ChestnutGroup, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Charlottecordall, Thanks for the lovely review. We are so glad you visited us for our opening weekend. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your Sunday lunch! I will pass on your kind words to our team! We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Our Sunday lunch visit didn't start well with a limited range of draft drinks & certain dishes already off the menu. When we discovered it was their last day before a 2.5 month refurbishment we were a bit concerned as to what lunch would be...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Popped in again for a glass of wine and some Prosecco. Second time in a week now, the white wine was warm (left in a large bucket on the bar), Prosecco was flat and had no fizz. For the price, not ok. As a regular...More

Thank PaulJarrett
ChestnutGroup, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Dear PaulJarrett, Thanks for your review. The Chestnut Group has recently purchased the Black Lion and will be shutting it for full refurbishment next week. We very much look forward to showing you all new Black Lion in Autumn 2017. Apologies for the issues you...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
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Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Green, Long Melford, Babergh District CO10 9DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Long Melford
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 312356
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